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Request for Proposals - Great Lakes Atmospheric Deposition Projects



REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS - GREAT LAKES ATMOSPHERIC DEPOSITION PROJECTS

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and the Great Lakes States are now accepting proposals for Great Lakes atmospheric deposition projects to be awarded from Fiscal Year 1999 Great Waters Section 105 funding.  Proposals must focus on atmospheric deposition of toxic pollutants to the Great Lakes region and be based on one or more of the following priorities:
 
* Air toxics source identification and emission inventory development.
* Air toxics monitoring.
* Atmospheric dispersion and deposition modeling for toxic pollutants.
* Assessment of long-range atmospheric transport of toxic pollutants to the Great Lakes region.
* Assessment of the effects of atmospheric toxic pollutants on fish and wildlife.

Projects must be consistent with the goals of the Great Waters program under Section 112(m) of the Clean Air Act and provide a direct benefit to the Great Lakes from a regional perspective.

Summary
USEPA has designated the Great Lakes as a national program for funding under section 105 of the Clean Air Act.  These Section 105 funds designated for the Great Lakes States support improvements to, and applications of, multimedia strategy development and assessment tools, needed to identify and determine the contribution and effects of hazardous air pollutant deposition to the Great Lakes region.

Eligibility
Proposals will only be accepted from non-profit agencies including but not limited to accredited academic institutions, federal and state agencies, and regional government organizations.

Format
Proposals should be at least two pages but no more than six pages in length.  Proposals must include the following components: (1) Relevance to Great Lakes atmospheric deposition priorities (listed above); 
(2) Problem statement; (3) Proposed work and outcomes; (4) Budget; (5) Key personnel; (6) Great Lakes region collaboration; and (7) Other funding sources.  Applicants who accept and receive funding will be required to submit quarterly progress reports and a final report regarding the outcome of their project.

Deadline
Proposals must be received by June 1, 1999.  Proposals should be submitted to:

Marty Burkholder
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Bureau of Air Management
101 South Webster Street
P.O. Box 7921
Madison, Wisconsin 53707-7921

Procedure
All proposals will be reviewed cooperatively by USEPA and the Great Lakes States environmental programs.  Final funding decisions will be made by June 30, 1999.  Grants will be awarded to approved projects by September 30, 1999.  All applicants will be notified of the status of their proposal shortly after the June 30, 1999 final decision date.  If necessary, applicants submitting proposals may be asked to make changes to their proposals or provide additional information regarding their project. 

For More Information
Please contact Marty Burkholder, Wisconsin DNR, at 608-264-8855; or Todd Nettesheim, USEPA Region 5, at 312-353-9153.